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Discover Your World

Welcome to Geography and Geosciences

The Department of Geography and Geosciences offers you top-notch educational opportunities. Our coursework prepares you for advanced degree work or post-graduate employment in geography, geographic information science (GIS), and earth and atmospheric sciences.

As a student-centered department, the faculty concentrates on high-quality teaching and advising and active engagement in undergraduate research while maintaining an open-door policy.

Facilitating hands-on learning, many students work with the department’s outreach organization, the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative.

Meet the Geography and Geosciences Department faculty and staff.

Our Academic Programs

The departmental program emphasizes geographic concepts, techniques, and skills. In addition to our undergraduate program, we offer a graduate M.S. in GIS Management, which is ranked as one of the top graduate GIS programs in the nation.

Learn more about the programs offered by our department:

Geography major with tracks in:

  • General Geography
  • Geographic Information Science (GIS)
  • Human Geography
  • Meteorology and Climatology
  • Physical Geography

Earth Science major with tracks in:

  • General Earth Science
  • Geoenvironmental Science
  • Marine Geoscience
  • Secondary Education

Marine Science minor

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Prepare for a Career in Geography and Geosciences at Salisbury University

If you’re interested in a major in geography, earth science or urban and regional planning, Salisbury University has the opportunities you need to succeed in your future career. SU’s Geography and Geosciences Department prepares students with real-world experiences, and SU’s location near the Chesapeake Bay makes it an ideal location for hands-on learning. No matter what your goals, the community atmosphere at SU is sure to help you find your place in the world.

In our department, we really value students obtaining real-world experience in their major. This is what makes them marketable. The fact that 70 percent of our students had an internship tells me we are doing our job to plug these students into their field of study.
Arthur J. Lembo Jr. Geography and Geosciences Department Faculty

You Have Questions – We Have Answers

Our prospective majors usually have the following questions, so we’ve taken the time to answer them for you.

Student and Alumni Resources

Scholarship Information

  • 1 BestCollege Reviews.com National Ranking
  • 3 Dedicated Department Scholarships
  • 4 Degree Programs

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Geography and Geosciences Department Fund